Monthly Archives February 2014

Pedigree-drawing software in the clinic. No mice. No keyboards.

This blog post is aimed at the lovely people who make software and databases for use by Clinical Geneticists,  though of course all interested parties are welcome to read and comment.A current vision for processes in Clinical Genetics, not yet fully realised, is the replacement of the patient’s paper file with a digital substitute. Arguably the biggest barrier to the full implementation of this vision is the pedigree. All Clinical Genetics files have a pedigree, this being the thing around which our specialty revolves. Just to break up the text and for the uninitiated, here is one: The circles are females, the
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